121st New York Infantry
"Orange and Herkimer Regiment"

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Sykes Avenue, north slope of Little Round Top.  Gettysburg


N.Y. Infantry
(Col. Emory Upton)
2d. Brig. 1st Div.
6th Corps
Held this position
from evening of
July 2nd, 1863
until close of battle.




Organized in Herkimer
and Otsego Co's
Mustered in Aug. 23, 1862
Officers 30.  Men 910
Joined by transfer,
Recruits etc.
Officers 21.   Men 425


Killed and mortally wounded,
Officers 14,   Men 212.
Officers 27,  Men 596.
Died of disease.
Officers 4.    Men 117.
Discharged for wounds,
Disease etc,
Officers 37,  Men 283.
Transferred to other commands.
Officers 12,  Men 262
Mustered out June 25, 1865.
Officers 25,  Men 283.



Cramptons Pass  1862
Fredericksburg   1862
Marye's Heights  1863
Salem Church  1863
Salem Heights  1863
Gettysburg  1863
Rappahannock Station 1863
Mine Run  1863
Wilderness  1864
Spottsylvania, C. H.  1864
North Anna  1864
Totopotomoy  1864
Cold Harbor  1864
Petersburg  1864
Fort Stevens, D. C.  1864
Summit Point  1864
Winchester  1864
Fisher's Hill  1864
New Market  1864
Cedar Creek  1864
Hatcher's Run  1865
Petersburg (Fort Fisher)  1865
Petersburg (Assault)  1865
Sailor's Creek  1865
Appomattox C. H.  April 9, 1865.

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Organized at Herkimer and mustered in August 13, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 2, 1862. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac and Army of the Shenandoah, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Maryland Campaign September 6-22, 1862. Duty at Sharpsburg, Md., until October 30. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. At Falmouth until April, 1863. "Mud March," January 20-24. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2. Battle of Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks' Ford May 4. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 14-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 2-4. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan until October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, "Bloody Angle," May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 17-18. Siege of Petersburg to July 9. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23. Moved to Washington, D.C., July 9-11. Repulse of Early's attack on Fort Stevens and the Northern Defenses of Washington July 11-12. Expedition to Snicker's Gap July 14-23. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Near Charleston August 21-22. Battle of Winchester September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Mt. Jackson September 23-24. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty in the Shenandoah Valley until December. Moved to Petersburg, Va., December 9-12. Siege of Petersburg December 12, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailor's Creek April 6. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Farmville and Burkesville until April 23. March to Danville April 23-27 and duty there until May 24. March to Richmond, thence to Washington, D.C., May 24-June 3. Corps Review June 8. Mustered out June 25, 1865. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 65th New York Infantry.

Regiment lost during service 14 Officers and 212 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 117 Enlisted men by disease. Total 347.

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